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Passion-driven storytelling recognized at Leo Awards night #2
(06/03/2018)

If the first night of the Leo Awards shines the spotlight on behind-the-scenes superstars, then the second night shifts the focus to DIY indie storytellers.

Actor Peter Kelamis hosted Celebration Awards Two of the 2018 Leo Awards on Saturday night in a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Trophies were handed out to web series creators and actors, as well as to an array of artists working in the children's television, animation, short and feature-length documentary, lifestyle and information, dramatic series, television movie, short drama, music video, and motion picture spheres.

Andrew Muir and Greg Bartels. Photo by Wendy D Photography

The big winners of the night were Andrew Muir and Greg Bartels. The longtime collaborators won four awards between them for passion-driven projects that were created through or for Storyhive and Telus Optik: the series Hand Crafted (which profiles local artisans and entrepreneurs who make a living with their hands) and the short documentary A Theatre Near You - A Powell River Story, about the fight to save Canada's longest continuous-running movie theatre.

The team behind the Storyhive-funded Inconceivable (pictured above) took home the Leo Award for Best Web Series, while another Storyhive series – Android Employed – earned showrunner Jem Garrard a Leo Award for Best Screenwriting in a Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or Series. And Why Must the Sun Go Down? won two awards in the Animation category: Best Program and Best Art Direction.


Lee Majdoub accepts his Leo Award for Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for his role on Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Photo by Wendy D Photography

APTN's epic seven-years-in-the-making series 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus won Best Documentary Series and Screenwriting, while in the Dramatic Series category, BBC America's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency earned three Leos: Best Picture Editing for Darren Tucker and Allan Lee, and Best Guest Performance nods for actor Lee Majdoub and actress Agam Darshi. Kim's Convenience earned three awards in the Music, Comedy or Variety category: Best Program, Best Direction (for Siobhan Devine), and Best Performance (for Andrea Bang).

Host Kelamis won Best Voice Performance in an Animated Series for Chucks Choice.

Full results below.

Host Peter Kelamis won a Leo Award for Best Voice Performance in an Animated Series for Chucks Choice. Photo courtesy of the Leo Awards

MOTION PICTURE

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Ryan Petey

Forgotten Man

 

PICTURE EDITING

Asim Nuraney

Drone

 

MUSICAL SCORE

Matthew Rogers

Adventures in Public School

 

CASTING

Maureen Webb, Colleen Bolton

1922

 

TELEVISION MOVIE

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Stirling Bancroft

Ring Of Deception

 

MUSICAL SCORE

Hamish Thomson

Love Locks

 

CASTING

Tiffany Mak

Christmas Princess

 

SHORT DRAMA

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Todd Duym

Dawn

 

PICTURE EDITING

Lisa Robison

The Black Ghiandola

 

MUSICAL SCORE

Mark James Fortin, Lorna Fortin, Ella Mae Fortin

Sliding Away

 

DRAMATIC SERIES

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Brendan Uegama

Riverdale - House of the Devil

 

PICTURE EDITING

Darren Tucker, Allan Lee

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - Little Guy, Black Hair

 

MUSICAL SCORE

James Jandrisch

Somewhere Between - The Hunter and the Hunted

 

CASTING

Jackie Lind

Van Helsing - Love Bites

 

GUEST PERFORMANCE MALE

Lee Majdoub

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - That Is Not Miami

GUEST PERFORMANCE FEMALE

Agam Darshi

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - Shapes and Colors

 

SHORT DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM

 

PROGRAM

A Theatre Near You - A Powell River Story

Greg Bartels, Andrew Muir - Producers


Agam Darshi won Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for portraying Wakti Wapnasi in Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Photo courtesy of the Leo Awards

 

DIRECTION

Andrew Muir

A Theatre Near You - A Powell River Story

 

SCREENWRITING

Jay Cardinal Villeneuve

Holy Angels

 

DOCUMENTARY SERIES

 

PROGRAM

1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus

Barbara Hager, W. Paterson Ferns - Producers

 

DIRECTION

Mary Margaret Frymire

Dr. Keri Prairie Vet - Meet Dr. Keri

 

SCREENWRITING

Barbara Hager

1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus - Origins

 

INFORMATION, LIFESTYLE OR REALITY

 

PROGRAM

Hand Crafted

Greg Bartels, Andrew Millard, Andrew Muir - Producers

 

DIRECTION

Andrew Muir

Hand Crafted - The Bowyer

 

HOST(S)

Sebastian Sevallo, Mickey Fabbiano

Worst To First - Julia & Ian

 

MUSIC, COMEDY OR VARIETY

 

PROGRAM

Kim's Convenience

Tim Gamble, Alexandra Raffé, Ivan Fecan, Ins Choi, Kevin White, Anita Kapila - Producers

 

DIRECTION

Siobhan Devine

Kim's Convenience - Good Neighbours

 

SCREENWRITING

Jem Garrard

Android Employed - The Second Unit Team

 

PERFORMANCE

Andrea Bang

Kim's Convenience - Janet's Boyfriend

 

ANIMATION

 

PROGRAM

Why Must the Sun Go Down?

Iris Moore - Producer

 

DIRECTION

Steve Evangelatos

All Hail King Julien - Night Creatures

 

ART DIRECTION

Iris Moore

Why Must The Sun Go Down?

 

SCREENWRITING

Aly Jetha

1001 Nights - The People Who Insulted the Sun

 

VOICE PERFORMANCE

Peter Kelamis

Chucks Choice - Cool Hand Norm

 

YOUTH OR CHILDREN'S

 

PROGRAM

Escape From Mr. Lemoncellos Library

Scott McAboy, Amy Sydorick, Michael Sammaciccia, Jim Head - Producers

 

DIRECTION

Scott McAboy

Escape From Mr. Lemoncellos Library

 

PERFORMANCE

Peter Benson

Mech-X4 - X4 Versus Harper's Ghost

 

WEB SERIES

 

PROGRAM

Inconceivable

Marena Dix, Nach Dudsdeemaytha, Joel Ashton McCarthy, Rachel Kirkpatrick, Mike Doaga - Producers

 

PERFORMANCE MALE

Graem Beddoes

The Drive - Learning Opportunity

 

PERFORMANCE FEMALE

Paula Burrows

The Dangers of Online Dating - I Just Had Text

 

MUSIC VIDEO

 

PROGRAM

Breakfast With Liz by HUMANS

Peter Ricq, Blake Davey, Riun Garner, Amber Ripley - Producers

The Leo Awards recognize on-screen and behind-the-camera excellence in the British Columbia film and television sphere and are handed out over several splashy ceremonies each May and June. The Leos resume Sunday, June 3, with the Red Carpet Gala, which will be hosted by Brent Butt and Nancy Roberston.

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